LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's OSCAR-winning performance as Howard Hughes in THE AVIATOR only scratches the surface of the eccentric billionaire's obsessive behaviour.

The reclusive entrepreneur was so convinced his lovers were cheating on him he ran a fleet of bogus taxis to catch them in the act during nights out in Los Angeles.

Each taxi was fitted with a 'perfume detector' to register the unique scent he insisted his lovers wear at all times - when activated a green light would alert the driver who would then photograph his passengers when they arrived at their destination.

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